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Nigerian Boxers Prepare for Chaos in Lagos on 21st July



Nigerian Boxers Prepare for Chaos in Lagos on 21st July

The Nigerian boxing scene is vibrant, filled with raw talent and excitement, showcasing the skill and power of its athletes. As July 21 approaches, Lagos becomes the focal point for boxing enthusiasts, eagerly anticipating an event that promises to be electrifying: Chaos in Lagos. This annual boxing event has become a significant occasion for Nigerian boxers and fans, symbolizing the fervent spirit and dynamic energy of the sport in Nigeria.

Chaos in Lagos is of paramount importance for several reasons. Firstly, it provides a platform for Nigerian boxers to display their prowess, allowing local talent to shine on a grand stage. Secondly, it unites the local community and boxing aficionados, celebrating the sport together. Lastly, Chaos in Lagos captures the essence of Nigerian boxing, enthralling audiences with its innovative and intense approach.

The concept of Chaos in Lagos merges tradition with modernity, highlighting the raw intensity of boxing. The event promises high-energy action and fierce competition, reflecting the ever-evolving nature of boxing in Nigeria.


The Nigerian Boxing Board of Control (NBBofC) is a cornerstone of the Nigerian boxing landscape. As the governing body for professional boxing in the country, the NBBofC is responsible for regulating and overseeing the sport, ensuring its development, fairness, and safety.

The NBBofC’s key responsibilities include:

1. *Sanctioning and Supervising Events*: Ensuring all boxing matches meet regulatory standards.
2. *Licensing*: Issuing licenses to boxers, promoters, managers, and officials.
3. *Enforcing Rules and Regulations*: Maintaining the sport’s integrity by enforcing rules.
4. *Providing Support and Guidance*: Assisting boxers throughout their careers.

The NBBofC establishes comprehensive regulations covering various aspects of boxing:

1. *Medical Standards*: Ensuring the health and safety of boxers during and after matches.
2. *Competition Rules*: Enforcing rules to ensure fair play.
3. *Contractual Agreements*: Managing contracts between fighters, promoters, and managers to safeguard their interests.

These regulations uphold the professionalism and ethical conduct expected in the sport.


The NBBofC actively collaborates with event organizers, such as UnBoxx Sports, to facilitate Chaos in Lagos. Through its regulatory framework and expertise, the NBBofC ensures the event adheres to established standards, providing a platform for boxers to showcase their skills. By upholding high standards of governance, the NBBofC plays a crucial role in fostering a thriving boxing environment in Nigeria.


Chaos in Lagos has become a pivotal event in the Nigerian boxing calendar, known for its unique concept and significant contributions to the sport.


Chaos in Lagos stands out for several reasons:

1. *Showcasing Talent*: It provides a stage for emerging and established boxers to demonstrate their skills.
2. *Fierce Competition*: The event embodies the determination and raw talent within the Nigerian boxing community.


UnBoxx Sports, the organizer behind Chaos in Lagos, has shown a commitment to elevating Nigerian boxing. By organizing high-profile events, UnBoxx Sports captivates audiences and propels athletes toward national and international recognition.


Chaos in Lagos is distinguished by its innovative approach. It departs from traditional boxing formats, introducing new rules and structures that challenge fighters to adapt, showcasing their versatility and ingenuity in the ring.


UnBoxx Sports has been instrumental in nurturing talent, producing remarkable success stories. Several boxers have gained prominence after making their mark at Chaos in Lagos, serving as inspirations for aspiring athletes across the country.


The upcoming Chaos in Lagos boxing event is scheduled for July 21 at the Indoor Sports Hall, National Stadium Surulere, Lagos. This highly anticipated event will feature talented Nigerian boxers, including Oluwasegun Mustafa, Michael Ikechukwu, Hassan Kareem, Temitope Moses, and Oki Johnson Oyinmiebi.


1. *Suliman Olagbade*: Known for his powerful punches and strategic agility.
2. *Oluwasegun Mustafa*: He’s Strong, agile, power puches, tenacy with good reflex.
3. *Michael Ikechukwu*: Renowned for his lightning-fast reflexes and determination.
4. *Hassan Kareem*: Celebrated for his precision and calculated moves.
5. *Temitope Moses*: A rising star with exceptional resilience and skill.
6. *Oki Johnson Oyinmiebi*: Admired for his unwavering spirit and commitment.

These boxers bring a wealth of talent and unique styles, promising an electrifying display of athleticism and sportsmanship at Chaos in Lagos. Their dedication to the sport will undoubtedly captivate the audience.


The Indoor Sports Hall at the National Stadium Surulere, Lagos, is an ideal venue for Chaos in Lagos. This state-of-the-art facility offers ample seating and top-notch amenities, providing an exhilarating atmosphere for boxing fans.


The National Stadium Surulere holds a special place in Nigerian sports history, having hosted numerous iconic events. Its combination of modern facilities and historical significance makes it a perfect location for Chaos in Lagos.


Bernard Otunola, the event organizer, has been pivotal in shaping boxing under his capacity into a prominent platform for Nigerian boxers. His expertise and passion for boxing ensure meticulous planning and execution of the event. We currently seek support from various sponsors who recognize the importance of promoting local boxing talent. Their financial backing and strategic partnerships are crucial in enhancing the event’s success and visibility.


Chaos in Lagos is more than just a sporting event; it’s an opportunity to support and uplift Nigerian boxers. Here’s why you should attend:

1. *Discover Rising Stars*: Witness the emergence of future boxing champions.
2. *Experience Unconventional Boxing*: Enjoy a unique twist on traditional boxing.
3. *Cultural Celebration*: Immerse yourself in the vibrant Nigerian culture.
4. *Support Local Talent*: Directly contribute to the growth and development of Nigerian boxers.
5. *Unforgettable Experience*: Experience the electrifying atmosphere of live boxing.

Attending Chaos in Lagos is a chance to celebrate Nigerian boxing and support the athletes who dedicate their lives to the sport. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or seeking a unique cultural experience, Chaos in Lagos promises an unforgettable evening. Mark your calendars and prepare for an event filled with world-class boxing and rich Nigerian culture.

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Atalanta slam €70m price tag on Lookman



Atalanta slam €70m price tag on Lookman

Atalanta slam €70m price tag on Lookman


Atalanta have set a €70m price tag on Nigerian forward Ademola Lookman.


The Bergamo-based club are willing to let the forward depart this summer, but only if their financial demands are met. The asking price is similar to the fee they received from Manchester United for Rasmus Hojlund in 2024.

Lookman, who joined Atalanta from RB Leipzig for €10 million in 2022, was instrumental in securing back-to-back European qualifications for the club. His standout performance came in the UEFA Europa League final, where he netted a historic hat-trick against Bayer Leverkusen, becoming the first player to achieve this feat in the competition’s final.

CalcioNews24 reports that Atalanta’s €70 million valuation is non-negotiable, and they are prepared to retain Lookman if their demands are not met.




The Italian club’s stance mirrors their approach with Hojlund, whom they sold to Manchester United for €73.5 million last summer, despite the Danish striker scoring only nine league goals in the preceding season.

Lookman ended the season with an impressive tally of 26 goals across all competitions. This prolific form has caught the attention of several top European clubs.

According to reports, Barcelona, Juventus, and West Ham are among the clubs interested in acquiring Lookman’s services.




The Super Eagles forward is no stranger to the Premier League, having previously featured for Fulham, Everton, and Leicester City.



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Kiraa FC Dominates Nationwide League One U-19 Youth League



Kiraa FC Dominates Nationwide League One U-19 Youth League



Kiraa FC, a burgeoning football club owned by Franklin Oluwasegun Currie and located in Ijebu Ososa, the hometown of the late theater icon Chief Hubert Ogunde, has quickly made a name for itself in the Nationwide League One (NLO) U-19 youth league. The club, which recently joined the league, is topping the table with 6 points after a series of impressive victories.

Under the expert technical guidance of Coach Akande Fatai Adejumo Smith, Kiraa FC defeated Patriots FC 2-1 at the FC Ebedei Stadium in Sagamu Remo, Ogun State on Tuesday, July 16th, 2024. Despite the tough competition, Kiraa FC demonstrated their professionalism and skill, securing the win. The day before, on July 15th, the club also triumphed over Switch FA, further solidifying their top position in the group.

Smith brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Kiraa FC. A graduate of electronics and electrical engineering from LAUTECH Ogbomoso, Smith has an impressive background as the former Player of Crown of Ogbomoso, Sunshine Stars Akure, and Shooting Stars of Ibadan. He has also played professionally in Asia and Europe and holds coaching licenses from The FA UK, UEFA, CAF, FCAAN, and NIS. Currently, he serves as the National Coordinator and Head of Protocol for FCAAN (Football Coaches Association of African Nations) Nigeria.

The next challenge for Kiraa FC is a match against FC Ebedei Jnr on July 18th. FC Ebedei, based in Sagamu Remo, after relocating from Lagos in 2001, plays in the Nigeria Nationwide League, the third tier of Nigerian football. It also serves as the African football academy for FC Midtjylland in the Danish Superliga championship. Following this, Kiraa FC will face Generation FC on July 23rd. Fans and supporters are hopeful that the club will continue their winning streak in these upcoming games.

Kiraa FC’s rapid rise and consistent performance under Smith’s leadership have not gone unnoticed. The team’s players are recognized for their power, techniques, and dedication, making them formidable opponents in the league. As the club continues to excel, it brings pride not only to its supporters but also to the hub of entertainment that is Ijebu Ososa.

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Nigerian coaches not good enough for Eagles job – Abdallah



Nigerian coaches not good enough for Eagles job – Abdallah

Nigerian coaches not good enough for Eagles job – Abdallah



Former Super Eagles assistant coach, Usman Abdallah, shockingly stated that no Nigerian coach is good enough for the managerial role of the country’s senior men’s national team, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.

Abdallah’s assertion comes after the Nigeria Football Federation announced it was considering hiring a foreign coach following the resignation of Finidi George last month.

Of the 27 coaches that had managed the Eagles since its inception, 10 were Indigenous coaches, with Finidi the last to take charge of the team.

The Eagles have been without a head coach since the former winger resigned in June



Finidi quit his role as head coach of the three times African champions following the NFF’s announcement that they would appoint a foreign technical adviser for the team.

The decision came after an outcry by the football-loving populace following the team’s poor performances, including a shock defeat to Benin Republic, in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers last month.

As the federation continues its search for the next coach of the team, with reports indicating officials of the football body had approached Portuguese Jose Peseiro for a possible return, while also considering Frenchman Herve Renard, Abdallah, who served as an assistant coach under Peseiro, isn’t bothered his comments will stir the hornet’s nest.



He insisted the Indigenous coaches weren’t good enough for the job.



“It doesn’t bother me whether the NFF is considering bringing Jose Peseiro back or if they want to hire Hervé Renard as the Eagles coach as long as they can afford to pay their salaries,” he said.

“The issue is, I have heard people say they don’t want us to spend money on the foreign coach but show me a coach qualified for the Eagles job who is a Nigerian whether home or abroad. The fact is we don’t have it.

“The only person we have is Salisu Yusuf, who a lot of people don’t want because of what happened in the past, but I don’t want to argue about that. Nigerian coaches have always been serving as assistants and none of us can argue that we were better than those we’ve worked with.”

However, the former Enyimba gaffer frowned at NFF allowing foreign coaches to bring along their assistants with them.

“Appointing Peseiro or whoever is no issue, but why allow them to come with their assistants when some of us have always been named?

“How do we tap from their experience and grow to become the national team coaches? This is the mistake the federation has always made, and they need to correct that.”

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